As a leading non-profit supporter of the arts, we at Classical MPR want to help educators in Minnesota (and beyond) to enrich the minds and nourish the spirits of their students with tools, resources and programs that have been created collaboratively by Classical MPR staff.

Teacher Feature

Looking at the lives and work of music teachers across Minnesota.

terry brau willmar senior high school

Music Teacher Feature: Terry Brau

Classical MPR's Teacher Feature highlights the lives and work of music teachers throughout Minnesota. This week, we meet Terry Brau, band director at Willmar Senior High School in Willmar, Minn.

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Music Teacher Feature: Jonathan Laflamme

Classical MPR's Teacher Feature highlights the lives and work of music teachers throughout Minnesota. This week, we meet Jonathan Laflamme, director of bands at Little Falls Community High School in Little Falls, Minn.

School Spotlight

Litchfield Dragonaires

School Spotlight: Litchfield High School Dragonaires

School Spotlight highlights outstanding Minnesota school- and student-music ensembles during the academic year. Because April is choral month at Classical MPR, this week's School Spotlight shines on Litchfield High School's Dragonaires chamber choir.

Education Videos

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Mozart's 'Magic Flute': an animated plot summary

Saturday, April 12 begins Minnesota Opera's two-week run of The Magic Flute at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. But what is 'The Magic Flute' all about? A new video from Classical MPR provides a plot summary of the iconic opera.

Lyz Jaakola

Classical MPR in the Classroom: The challenge of addressing American Indian music

Anishinaabe musician and educator Lyz Jaakola performs traditional music and discusses the role of music in Anishinaabe culture

Chris Martino in the classroom

Classical MPR in the Classroom: Teaching composition

Anoka teacher Chris Martino demonstrates his strategies for teaching music composition in the elementary music classroom.

STEM: Sound as Energy

Classical MPR in the Classroom: The science behind volume and pitch

The next two videos in the Classical MPR in the Classroom series explain the science behind volume and pitch, combining scientific enquiry with musical concepts.

Artists in Residence

Odelia Trio

Meet Class Notes Artists Odelia Trio

Meet Classical MPR's Class Notes Artists the Odelia Trio, who have been visiting elementary schools in Rochester, Minn., to teach students about chamber music.

The Vecchione/Erdahl Duo

Meet Class Notes Artists The Vecchione/Erdahl Duo

The unique Vecchione/Erdahl Duo have been visiting many schools this January to share their show, 'Music for Every Purpose'.

2014 Minnesota Varsity

Minnesota Varsity: Showcase Round

Join us on Sunday, April 27th at the Fitzgerald Theater for the Minnesota Varsity Showcase Round. We'll feature the 5 perfroming artists and 2 composers will debut their work at this free concert, which will also be broadcast live on Classical MPR.

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School Spotlight submission form

Across the state of Minnesota, there is a wealth of strong music ensembles in our schools, colleges, and communities. Classical Minnesota Public Radio wants to share these ensembles with our listeners on our new School Spotlight.

Please mail your CD to:
Claire Philpott — Classical MPR Education
Minnesota Public Radio
480 Cedar Street
Saint Paul, MN USA 55101

Submit your recording »

Play it Forward

This November, breathe fresh life into once-loved instruments by donating them to Play It Forward, the statewide used-instrument drive created by Classical Minnesota Public Radio and the Minnesota Music Educators Association (MMEA).

Donation locations & More Information »

Mn Legacy Fund Classical MPR in the Classroom is made possible in part by the Minnesota Legacy Amendment's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund

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    Bryn Terfel, baritone
    Malcolm Martineau, piano
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